They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Anthony Gallagher


Stoker 1st Class, V75077, RCNVR


Born: 09 Mar 1925, Vancouver, British Columbia


Died: 16 Apr 1945 at sea


Book of Remembrance


GALLAGHER, Anthony, Sto 1c, V75077, RCNVR, MPK - 16 Apr 1945, HMCS ESQUIMALT - Son of Martha Gallagher, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


Stoker Gallagher died when his ship, HMCS ESQUIMALT, was torpedoed and sunk by U-190 off the approaches to Halifax harbour.


Anthony's brother, Stoker Desmond J. Gallagher, also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.


Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 16 Nov 1943. Commenced Active Service as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 29 Jan 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 08 Mar 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

HMCS ESQUIMALT - Drafted to ESQUIMALT 28 Mar 1944 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR

* Rated Sto 1c 12 Sep 1944


Documents from the Service File of Anthony Gallagher



Second World War Casualty Index